Father's Day Lamp

Give your dad the gift of light with these handsome reading lamps.


What You Need:

  • Lamp kit with metal base
  • Lamp rod
  • Spring long enough to cover lamp rod
  • Large nut, washer, and small nut
  • Desired lampshade

Instructions:

1. Slide the spring over the lamp rod. Secure at the top with a large nut, a washer, and a small nut. 2. Assemble the lamp top and add the shade.

What You Need:

  • Lamp kit with black base
  • Assorted metal, plastic, and rubber nuts and washers to fit over the lamp rod
  • Black lampshade

Instructions:

1. Place washers, nuts, and bolts over the lamp rod randomly or in a repeated pattern. 2. Assemble the lamp top and add the shade.

What You Need:

Enlarge Image From left to right: Bamboo, Spring and Hardware lamps.
  • Lamp kit with natural wood base
  • Bamboo
  • Utility knife
  • Raffia
  • Polished stones
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Hot-glue sticks
  • Artificial dragonfly
  • Desired lampshade

Instructions:

1. Cut approximately 15 lengths of bamboo 3/4 inch shorter than lamp rod. Arrange bamboo pieces around the lamp rod. Place a rubber band around the bundle to hold in place. Cut three 2-foot lengths of raffia. Tie the raffia around the bamboo in three areas to secure. Remove the rubber band. 2. Arrange polished stones on lamp base. Hot-glue stones in place. 3. Assemble the lamp top and add the shade. Hot-glue an artificial dragonfly to the lampshade, allowing one wing to drape off edge of shade.

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